Clear Channel Communications says it's had it with "Inside Radio" and is suing the newsletter and its publisher, Jerry Del Colliano for trying to force the radio group to buy the publication. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court, charges Del Colliano with a "vicious and concerted campaign of coercion, public vilification and harassment."
Clear Channel Radio CEO Randy Michaels said Del Colliano has been using the newsletter to "disrupt our business and cause our employees to question the integrity of their company." Saying competitors can use the information to attract Clear Channel employees and challenge Clear Channels business, Michaels said, it's "time to put an end to this harassment."
Responds Del Colliano: "If Clear Channel employees question the integrity of Clear Channel, it's for their own reasons, not legitimate news stories published in 'Inside Radio.' "